This paper describes the structure of the KRG’s political bodies and offices, the major parties, and the mechanics of the July 25th election.
ISW Communication Director Megan Ortagus writes an editorial in the Philadelphia Inquirer about USMC Operation Dagger.
Brendan Simms of the Wall Street Journal reviews ISW President Kimberly Kagan's latest book titled "The Surge".
Iraq’s political map has changed dramatically since the Provincial Elections with the emergence of new national coalitions.
For the first time since the start of the war, American forces are withdrawing from Iraq’s cities, reducing their numbers and turning responsibility for security over to Iraqi forces.
The term surge is a popular catchword these days, but it is unhelpful in understanding the realities and complexities of what has happened and is happening in Iraq.
Following Iraq’s provincial council elections on January 31, 2009, the political parties that captured seats in the provinces of the mainly Shia south scrambled to form ruling alliances.
ISW President Kimberly Kagan writes an editorial in the Washington Examiner on the new American leadership in Afghanistan and NATO.
ISW's most recent map of Afghanistan indicates the locations of ethno-linguistic groups and their representation in Afghanistan's largest cities.
On April 19th, 2009, Iraq’s Council of Representatives successfully elected Ayad al-Samaraie as its new speaker of parliament.